https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-07-burden-electronic-health-primary-clinicians.html

Health record data entry by physicians interferes with patient quality of
care. Data entry streamlines healthcare billing, but should it be
prioritized over positive patient outcome? Apparently yes.

What can be done to mitigate this conflict?

"Virtual or AI-powered scribes could reduce the burden of note-taking across
primary care specialties and can be evaluated in future studies, the authors
state. Interventions that streamline messaging and placing orders are also
research priorities."

Naturally enough, these medical incidents are known to arise from
old-fashioned, hands-on medicine. How common are these medical errors?

The abstract from "Your Health Care May Kill You: Medical Errors," via
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28186008/ from Stud Health Technol Inform
2017;234:13-17.

"Recent studies of medical errors have estimated errors may account for as
many as 251,000 deaths annually in the United States (U.S)., making medical
errors the third leading cause of death. Error rates are significantly
higher in the U.S. than in other developed countries such as Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom (U.K)."

I wonder if AI-driven prescriptions will go haywire? Or the wrong diagnostic
procedure will be ordered and performed? Fortunately, the
pneumoencephalogram (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumoencephalography)
has been retired.

  [I almost misread this as pneumann ... has been retired.  PNeumann]

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